Australian research output in economics and business: High volume, low impact?

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This paper investigates publication patterns of Australian academics in Economics & Business. I show that this discipline follows the general Australian trend of declining impact, measured as citations per paper, from the mid-1990s. However, the gap in Australia's ranking of publication quantity (number of papers) and publication quality (impact) is much wider in Economics & Business than in other disciplines. The discipline combines the highest ranking in quantity with the lowest ranking in quality. Seven possible explanations for this pattern are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-200
JournalAustralian Journal of Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • research output
  • academic research
  • Australian academics
  • publication patterns
  • publication quality


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